The late, legendary David Bowie was celebrated at a memorable Late Night Proms concert on 29 July 2016 featuring Berlin-based musicians’ collective s t a r g a z e, alongside a constellation of musical stars including Laura Mvula, Amanda Palmer, John Cale and Marc Almond and composers including Jherek Bischoff, Anna Meredith and Greg Saunier.

© Andy Paradise
© Andy Paradise
© Andy Paradise

From instrumental rearrangements of Warszawa and Let’s Dance, and Space Oddity with a gospel choir, to the haunting performance of Always Crashing in the Same Car by countertenor Philippe Jarrousky and an injection of grime into This is Not America, the musicians, composers and singers pushed the boundaries of Bowie’s further than ever before.

Watch the highlights of this extraordinary night in three minutes:


© BBC Mark Allan)
Late Night Bowie Prom © BBC Mark Allan

This remarkable concert was held nearly 10 years after the late David Bowie made his only Royal Albert Hall performance, and his final ever UK performance. On 29 May 2006, Bowie was invited onto the stage as the special guest of David Gilmour to sing the Pink Floyd classics Arnold Layne and Comfortably Numb. Six months after his death, the star’s own music was finally celebrated at the iconic venue as part of the BBC Proms.

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Watch the concert in full until 28 August here